Fortnite x NERF brings the Battle Royale to real life
There’s no stopping the Fortnite train. In yet another collaboration, Epic Games and Fortnite have teamed up with Hasbro and NERF to release real-life NERF Fortnite Blasters. Two special NERF Fortnite Blasters are now available in retailers across Australia for fans to take home and start battling.
The release of the Fortnite NERF Blasters coincides with NERF’s 50th anniversary. First released in 1969, NERF “has consistently redefined, reinvented, and reignited the world of play. Today, the NERF brand remains as popular as ever, captivating multiple generations of fans with innovative and diverse product ranges.”
Two fullsize Fortnite NERF guns have been released alongside NERF Fortnite Microshots. The Microshots are shrunken-down replicas of guns found in Fortnite and are single-shot collectibles.
The full size guns are the NERF Fortnite SP-L Blaster and the NERF Fortnite AR-L Blaster. The AR-L is based on the Golden Scar found in the game while the SP-L is based on the Silenced Pistol.
The AR-L is a motorised clip-fed blaster with a 10-shot capacity. The SP-L has an internal clip with three-shot capcity. The barrel is detachable so it can be used for added distance or more speed.
We were fortunate enough to be sent one of the AR-L Blasters. It’s a really cool toy and a great recreation of the guns found in Fortnite. When we opened up the pack and pulled the gun out, the weight of it was surprising as was the solid build and quality of all the pieces.
When you think of NERF toys you think of plastic and foam darts. And these guns are like that too, however, they feel so great to hold and play with that you almost forget that they’re plastic toys. It’s also great to get outside and off the couch and go play real-life games of Fortnite at the park.
According to Hasbro;
With online gaming increasingly popular amongst children, NERF Fortnite Blasters provide an active play alternative for Fortnite fans and parents alike. In addition to encouraging kids to recreate Fortnite battles (for real) through high-energy, adventurous indoor and outdoor fun, NERF Fortnite Blasters also gives younger siblings the chance to experience age-appropriate Fortnite play.
Loading up the 10-dart clip of the AR-L is really simple and loading the gun into the clip is done by simply sliding it into place. After the initial installation of the batteries to power the dart motor, the AR-L is ready to go for kids of all ages.
An added bonus is that the darts, while fired with some power, are soft enough that they really won’t be able to cause any damage or harm to anyone they hit. That being said, don’t try and shoot anyone in the eyes.
We really love our NERF Fortnite AR-L and think any fans of the game or of NERF are also going to love these toys.
The AR-L is available now for $79.99 AUD and the SP-L is $34.99 AUD. The Microshots are $14.99 AUD.
You can find the NERF Fortnite guns at retailers including Big W.
Fortnite also recently collaborated with Michael Jordan and John Wick.